What are the common credit mistakes?

By: Olivia Andrews

In simple terms, credit means that you are going to use the money of someone else to pay for your own things. By taking a credit, you owe to repay the creditor with the entire amount with some rate of interest. It happens that when you want to take some sort of loan or credit, any financial company shall look into your credit history and the credit worthiness to understand whether any financial risk is involved in the deal. Such agencies decide the terms and conditions for granting the loan based upon the financial soundness and good credit history of the person.

Common credit mistakes
There are some credit mistakes made by people that lead to a bad credit score and financial stake avoiding which you can save unnecessary credit debts and lots of money too.

1. If you use very expensive credit cost that are not much desired then it shall affect your credit score negatively.

2. Don't carry too many credit cards that shall make your credit report to state that "there is too much credit" degrading your credit worthiness.

3. If you are paying only minimal dues then it shall raise your credit balances very high.

4. If you take much cash advances, it shall cost you high rate of interests and some additional fees too.

5. Never exceed your credit limit that shall make you entitle to pay some over limit fees and shall influence your credit score badly.

6. Try to pay your credit balance on time failing which you shall have to pay unnecessary late payment fees leading to high interest rates.

7. Don't charge more than what you can afford as this will create amassing debt that you won't find easy to pay off later.

8. Never let others to use your credit such as cosigning a loan because this shall make your credit report state "too many consumer accounts" and will adversely affect your credit score.

9. Don't ignore your credit problems as this will lead to unwanted negative affect on your credit score. Instead talk to your creditor before you are late and make necessary arrangements.

10. Don't fail to report any change in the address to the creditors so that there are no misplaced bills and late payment.

11. Always use your full legal name and don't confuse your creditors with partial names and initials.

12. Check your credit report frequently so that you are clear with all your credit status.

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